Red Squirrel, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Red Squirrels of The Yorkshire Dales, A Tonic to the Ears

I've been blessed and cursed with an over active imagination from the moment my eyes began interpreting their immediate and wider surroundings.Read more

Dog portrait on the beach, Saltburn, Yorkshire coast, Lurcher

Happy Adoption Day Alfie!

? Happy adoption day Alfie! 9 years and not a day has gone by where you haven't melted our hearts (or attempted to raid our bins!)

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Autumn trees and colours reflected the Lakes of rydal water, lake district

Grasmere & Rydal Water Autumn Photo Walk

The gravity-laden clouds slowly, reluctantly lift on a still, still morning around the illuminating and ancient routes of Grasmere and Rydal water.Read more

Queen Elizabeth Lying in State Westminster Abbey on TV living room, Yorkshire

On the Death of the Queen

Queen Elizabeth Lying in State Westminster Abbey on TV living room, Yorkshire

I’ve always felt photography has this inimitable ability to mark both global and personal moments of significance. To lay down markers in our own and shared histories. To reflect “how it was” for us. The pictures shared today and this week, will be well planned and rehearsed. As a photographer, at such magnetic moments like this, it can be tempting to feel that if you’re not at the centre of it, you’re missing it. That ‘fear of missing out’ can be quite a crippling emotion. But as time passes and the “iconic” imagery loses its impact, it is the photos from outside of that centre that become more interesting. That become essential to telling the whole story.

Arne beach, Poole Harbour, Dorset

Non Je Ne ‘Egret’ Rien, My 40th at Arne

I’m not sure anyone can live a full life without having one or two small regrets, but I certainly hope that the number of regrets I encounter in my life never reach the number of egrets that frequent Arne in Dorset. Read more

Young sika deer (Cervus nippon) at RSPB Arne, Dorset

They Sika Here, They Sika There - My 40th at Arne

You don’t reach 40 years on planet earth everyday. So having completed 4 decades just about intact and with two offspring who will no-doubt be running circles around me very soon, I decided to take a leaf out of my dear sister’s book and stretch the celebrations out over several months! Read more

Pied Flycatcher, Burley in Wharfedale

Most Epic Moorside Morning Yet...

Job cancellations come with the territory when you're a freelancer; and since that eruption of  coronavirus, work postponements and cancellations have become nearly as frequent (and inconvenient) as my ageing bladder! But not all cancellations are born equal. Read more

Pair of Curlew on development site

Shadow Over Sun Lane

Roe Deer young family, Sun Lane
“What will the generation after you blame you for then, I wonder?!” My Dad fires out across the dinner table, in an attempt to turn defence into offence during  an almost customary battle of words. Read more

Colossus Hummingbird (Gigas Numenius) Spotted Over Sun Lane Development Plot

Colossus Hummingbird (Gigas Numenius) Spotted Over Sun Lane Development Plot

On the 1st of April 2022 reports of a fictus avian named the Colussus Humming Bird (Gigas Numenius) caused twitchers from across the UK to descend en masse to Burley in Wharfedale, West Yorkshire. Read more

Swan swimming in the sunrise at St Aidan's

A Spring Morning over St Aidan's

St Aidan's near Leeds is a wildlife haven born out disused opencast coal mine. It's incredible, and inspiring  to think how an environment so scared by human activity no offers refuge to such a diverse and eclectic range of wildlife.Read more